UK makes 14-day quarantine rule mandatory for new visitors, United Kingdom


UK makes 14-day quarantine rule mandatory for new visitors

If you are planning to travel to the United Kingdom, be prepared to go through a 14-day quarantine period, which has been made mandatory by the government. If any overseas visitor does not comply with the 14-day self-isolation rule, he/she will have to face a hefty fine of £1000 (INR 95,652) or prosecution. The rule has already been imposed from June 8 and it implies on not only international visitors but also on British nationals who are coming back home from other countries.

The process

People visiting the UK will have to provide the border control team with all basic info such as their contact details, phone number, and their local address in the UK where they will self-isolate for 14 days. However, the law does not include those coming from within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

According to the British government, “Self-isolating will reduce the chance of a second wave of coronavirus in the UK’’.

Self-isolation rules

UK makes 14-day quarantine rule mandatory for new visitors

1) While in self-isolation, one shall not have visitors.

2) The only people one can contact will be with those they travelled with or those with whom they’re staying with.

3) One cannot go to work or school, in case of kids.

4) Public places are strictly prohibited

5) Avoid going grocery shopping if possible.

6) Exercise within the confinement of your home.

7) One can only leave their quarantine location unless there’s an urgent medical need/getting basic necessities such as food and medicines/to attend a funeral of someone close/or in case of an emergency.

UK makes 14-day quarantine rule mandatory for new visitors

Before 8 June, there wasn’t any quarantine rule in the UK and the international travellers were free to go anywhere. But, considering the current virus situation, the British government has set new rules to safeguard the country from a second wave of infection.

As of today, there have been 287,000Coronavirus positive cases in the UK, with a death toll of 40,597.

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